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Sundome Project

Sundome Project

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Due to the remoteness of Ilha do Fogo, fresh water is an issue. Together with entrepreneur, Alex Smith, Fire Island Conservation has developed a solar still that can produce over 20 litres of fresh water per day, per still. The still can use seawater or grey water. The first prototype of the still was installed in January 2019 to start testing. Funding is required to develop more solar stills for the coastal communities, providing  fresh drinking water for families in the area.

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Fundraising Campaigns

Sundome Project

Our purpose-built solar stills can produce over 20 litres of fresh water per day, per still utilising seawater or grey water. We use these stills to ensure freshwater on Ilha do Fogo, however, funding is required to develop more solar stills for the coastal communities, providing fresh drinking water for families in the area.

Pebane Airfield

Pebane had a disused airfield that has fallen to ruins due to lack of funding. To ensure the progress of Earth Legacy Foundation projects, a useable airfield is crucial.

Turtle Monitoring

The turtle monitors ensure the protection of nesting turtles on Ilha do Fogo, keeping an eye on the nests until the hatchlings emerge. The project aims to identify individuals from the local community who show an aptitude for turtle and marine protection and fund their formal training with Maputo National Park.

Fish Farm

Turtles are seen by locals as a source of protein. Through our efforts to understand the residents’ harvesting of turtles, we realised that to protect wildlife, communities need alternative means of sustenance. Tilapia fish farms can provide locals with a reliable source of nutritional fish and an opportunity to sell fish at local markets, creating revenue for families.

Pottery Workshops

The goal of this project is to offer local communities an alternative means to taking vulnerable marine life. Apprentices will be trained in every aspect of the ceramic process, from identifying and mining local materials, to processing and creating functional works of art. We aim to teach locals a whole range of industry skills, extending to supply chain management, sales and marketing.

Carpentry Workshops

Alongside our FSC-registered partners, LevasFlor, our goal for the project is to create a facility that can process responsibly harvested wood and train locals in carpentry skills. Apprentices will be identified from the communities and we will sell or export manufactured products, keeping the profits in Mozambique, to the benefit of the local population.